Trustee Vacancies

We currently have vacancies for Trustee Board members and a Trustee Treasurer


What is a Home-Start trustee?

A Home-Start trustee is a volunteer who sits on the trustee board of a local Home-Start scheme. Each scheme is an independent charity and being a trustee is all about the governance of that charity - making sure things are done, but not necessarily doing them.

Trustees are responsible for:

  • making the charity effective
  • providing overall direction
  • maintaining sound management of funds


Without volunteer trustees Home-Start schemes couldn't function and both families and children wouldn't get the support they need.

Being a trustee can be hard work, but it is also rewarding, giving many chances for personal development and the chance to give something back to your local community.


What does a board of trustees do?

The board of trustees is responsible for:

  • the scheme's vision
  • leading strategic direction
  • compliance with legal and regulatory requirements
  • the performance and quality of the scheme
  • ensuring that the scheme operates within the Home-Start Agreement
  • the scheme's property
  • financial management and security
  • good governance
  • the promotion of Home-Start
  • employing staff

If you are interested and would like more information, then please call 01952 872280

Volunteer Preparation Course- 12th November 2020

We have a new volunteer preparation course starting over Zoom on Thursday 12th November 9.30-12.30 for 9 weeks 

If you have a couple of hours free a week and would like to help support a family, then please email: for more information and to book your place.

Would you be interested in becoming a Home-Start Champion?

About the opportunity

Specifically we are asking Champions To:

•Be a point of contact for Home-Start within your college or work place
•Champion the work of Home-Start within your college or work place
•Give information to fellow students or colleagues on how to contact Home-Start
•Organise fund raising activities for Home-Start within your college or work place

By volunteering for us a Home-Start Champion you will be making an essential contribution to our important work to support local families with a child under the age of five. We are looking for creative volunteers who can reach out to new audiences. We require support to widen the reach of Home-Start; within local colleges, businesses and the wider community. Champions will need to be self-motivated, be articulate and able to promote the work of Home-Start at college, work, to their own networks and to the wider community.


'Volunteers are not paid, not because they are worthless, but because they are



Home-Start volunteers are of all ages and come from all walks of life. A number of volunteers have been in receipt of Home-Start support themselves. Their aim is to work alongside families, empowering them to become independent.

  All home visiting volunteers need to have been parents themselves or have had parenting experience.


Volunteers are recruited for their friendliness, understanding and caring approach. The preparation course gives you a chance to get to know the staff and other volunteers, our approach and the way we work. It also gives us a chance to get to know you. The course covers topics such as safeguarding children, confidentiality and health and safety, as well as giving you the
opportunity to explore some of your own values and attitudes.

  Whilst you are visiting a family on behalf of Home-start you will be supported by a member of staff. Home-Start Telford & Wrekin offers volunteers training and social gatherings throughout the year.


Volunteer Application Form

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Application form for Volunteers - Englan[...]
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Volunteer Diary Sheet

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Diary sheet Pg 2.docx
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Please be aware that we do not have a secure e-mail, therefore you may prefer to download the application form and post it back to us

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